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Firefox blocks ads from tracking you

The browser's Tracking Protection tool stops websites from following your activity, causing some ads to not show up on the page. Also, Samsung deals with security bugs in the Galaxy S6 Edge, and Microsoft tests Cortana on iPhones.

Firefox has a new tool to stop websites from spying on you, going a step beyond typical private browsing settings.

The new Tracking Protection option is able to stop advertisements, social media buttons, and other elements on website from tracking your browsing activity. But by blocking these trackers, some sites could look broken. Watch CNET Update to see how it works, and learn about some security problems Samsung is fixing on the Galaxy 6S Edge:

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Also in this tech news roundup, Microsoft is looking for volunteers to test Cortana on iPhones, and Pinterest pushes shopping on the network with a new shopping hub.

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